National Commission for the
Certification of Crane Operators
Committed to Quality, Integrity, and Fairness in Testing since 1995


Three Ways to take CCO Written Exams

Which Option Is Best for You?

November 14, 2023—CCO now has three options for taking written exams: Online Proctored Testing (OPT), Test Center Testing (TCT), and Event Online Testing (EOT). All these methods of test delivery offer:

  • Easy and fast online application
  • No late application fees
  • Quick and simple online scheduling
  • No rescheduling fees
  • Switch between testing options easily and at no cost
  • Immediate score reporting *

*A preliminary score will be available immediately. Results are subject to review and approval following standard testing protocols.

The same exam delivery platform is used to administer all written exams, so the look and feel is nearly identical no matter which option is selected. Exams that require supplements (e.g., load charts) or calculators have these available on-screen. In place of scratch paper, candidates may use a physical whiteboard/dry erase board up to 8.5 in. x 11 in. or an on-screen whiteboard that is built into the exam. See how the testing platform works at

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All necessary references and resources are incorporated into the delivery platform, so all modalities have a similar look-and-feel.

For additional details on each testing option, the demo video, and computing and testing space requirements, go to